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Thursday, 10 May 2018
Page: 2867


Senator McGRATH (QueenslandAssistant Minister to the Prime Minister) (11:56): I seek leave to make a short statement.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute.

Senator McGRATH: The government recognises the devastating impact of schizophrenia on individuals, families and communities. The government continues to make prevention of mental illness, early intervention, treatment and recovery a key national health priority. In the 2018-19 budget we have provided an additional $338 million to mental health and are advancing the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.

Question agreed to.